Meridian dress – the fabric

Had a successful fabric shopping experience at Fab Fabrics. I found the ideal fabric for my Meridian dress – this lovely 140cm wide rayon at an astounding sale price of $10 per metre. It has a lovely soft drape and a vintage inspired floral pattern. I think it will make up beautifully as a short sleeve, longer length Meridian dress.

Even though I’m making the Meridian dress to wear to a wedding – I think it will also be a perfect dress to wear to work, church or out to dinner.

That’s what I call versatile ‘investment sewing’!

Meridian dress – Part 1

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I’m starting my ‘return to blogland’ sewing journey with the signature style Meridian dress from Papercut Patterns based here in New Zealand.

I’ve borrowed the pattern from my daughter who made this dress in a black crepe, saving $30 and the headache of pdf printing + sticking bits of paper together. I’m a purpose sewer – I have to be sewing something to wear somewhere – and my goal is to have this dress finished and ready to wear to a wedding early next month.

My vision is to find a patterned rayon fabric with a lovely drape. There’s nothing suitable in the fabric stash (believe me, I’ve looked!) Time to go fabric shopping. There’s a new fabric store just opened up nearby Fab Fabrics that I’m very keen to check out.